From Tyndall to Eglin

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 325th Fighter Wing flies over the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base.It’s been a couple of months since Hurricane Michael swept through the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle and destroyed everything in its path. Tyndall Air Force Base took a devastating hit and is continuing the rebuilding process. Some squadrons will eventually return to Tyndall over the next few months however, there are a few that will move to Eglin AFB for the foreseeable future. Pilots, maintenance and support personnel are relocating with the 31 F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet along with the possibility of 18 of the T-38 Talon training aircraft joining them at Eglin as well. 

    Chaplain Major Zachary Nash, Deputy Wing Chaplain Joint Base Langley, helps carry out religious items from a church Oct. 22, 2018 on Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. After Hurricane Michael swept the area multiple major commands have mobilized relief assets in an effort to restore operations after the hurricane caused catastrophic damage to the base. (US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sean Carnes)
    Chaplain Major Zachary Nash, Deputy Wing Chaplain Joint Base Langley, helps carry out religious items from a church Oct. 22, 2018 on Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. After Hurricane Michael swept the area multiple major commands have mobilized relief assets in an effort to restore operations after the hurricane caused catastrophic damage to the base. (US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sean Carnes)

    With the high number of airmen and their families relocating, there will definitely be an impact on the communities in surrounding counties. “According to Bourland, 525 people from the three units will report to work at Eglin over the next four months. But that’s likely not the total number of personnel who will work at the base, he added.” When you think about the relatively small communities along the Florida panhandle, that many people is significant. 

    Airman 1st Class Cooper Russell, 337th Air Control Squadron weapons systems technician, rakes debris from the sidewalk as part of Task Force Talon II at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 29, 2018. Task Force Talon II is responsible for clearing debris and cleaning various parts of the base to include parts of the flightline and dormitories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
    Airman 1st Class Cooper Russell, 337th Air Control Squadron weapons systems technician, rakes debris from the sidewalk as part of Task Force Talon II at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 29, 2018. Task Force Talon II is responsible for clearing debris and cleaning various parts of the base to include parts of the flightline and dormitories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)

    Hammock Bay is fortunate to have made it through the storm without any damage and feels for the communities that weren’t so lucky.  Located 60 miles west of Tyndall AFB and 25 miles east of Eglin AFB, Hammock Bay would make an ideal place between the two for those that are looking to relocate. Our agents have years of experience with military relocations. With some squadrons reporting to Eglin AFB and with the possibility of returning to Tyndall AFB. Everyone should have a place to come home to and we hope Hammock Bay can be that place!

    Hammock Bay, a 3,000-acre bay front master-planned residential community, was designed to fit the need of affordable housing within close proximity to Eglin AFB, great schools and fun for the family. Offering resort style amenities and a 15 minute drive south to the white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, we are ideal for balancing a work/play lifestyle. Our onsite realtors are designated as Florida Military Specialists and understand the nuances of a military client’s professional life. 

     

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